Q: I am in the process of removing my existing hardwood floors and have a problem. The floor that I am removing is in the kitchen and runs underneath existing cabinets. How do the cut the floorboards where they go under the cabinet? I have a 3 1/2 inch high kick plate at the bottom of the cabinets and cannot fit a sawsall or any other cutting tool that I am aware of underneath the kick plate.
A: I use what is called a toe kick saw made by Crane. Of course, most homeowners would not find this practical, to spend $500 for a tool they will use once. This saw will cut very close to the kick boards, but you may have to use a chisel for the last few inches.